Whether you’re a service provider that’s well-established in your community or one that’s just breaking in, funding, resources, and perhaps accreditation are likely among your top challenges, all three being ongoing concerns. You already know you need to either upgrade your existing software or transition from a paper-based system to a case-management software solution. (See our previous post Client Tracking Software - Do you know what to look for?) Now it’s just a matter of finding funding for it.
The following list is by no means meant to be an exhaustive summary of funding sources for Canadian social service providers. No doubt, readers, many of you will have the jump on me there, and I do hope you’ll help round out this information for your fellow readers by sharing your experience and knowledge of other sources in the comments. Rather, this post looks at different types of funding available today for nonprofits that some of you may not have considered previously and provides a sample of leads from each type to help you begin your exploration of different funding possibilities.